At All Saints’, Religious Education plays an important role in teaching and learning and is at the centre of the distinctive Christian nature of our school. As a Church of England School, we follow the Southwark Diocese Board of Education Syllabus and schemes of work. We believe that it is important for all our pupils to learn from and about religion, so that they can understand the world around them. In addition to learning about the beliefs, teachings, practices and lifestyles of Christianity, children are taught about aspects of other major world religions; Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and Sikhism.
RE plays an important role in promoting social awareness and understanding in our children and our curriculum reflects the overall vision, aims, values, and philosophy of the school. We encourage our pupils to ask questions about the world and to reflect on their own beliefs, values and experiences. We also include and promote British values, ensuring that children are aware of their rights and responsibilities as UK citizens.
We value the religious background of all members of the school community and hope that this will encourage individuals to share their own experiences with others freely. All religions and their communities are treated with respect and sensitivity and we value the links which can be made between home, school, and a faith community. We are extremely lucky that we have such a diverse community to draw upon and we aim to use this as a strength within our curriculum.
We have strong links with All Saints’ Church and visit the church regularly for services at special times of the year. Our Parish Priest, Father Antonio, visits the school regularly to take part in collective worship and other important school events. Children also have the opportunity to deepen their understanding in RE through talking to visitors and trips to other places of worship.
Please click on the links below to see our RE Curriculum Map and Skills Progression.